Firsts! Firsts! Firsts across the board!
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” is returning for Season 15 with a bevy of firsts for the venerated, and Emmy-celebrated, reality competition series. The cast will comprise of 16 contestants, the largest ever collection of drag queens on the Emmy-winning reality competition series. The show will debut for the first time on MTV, in a two-part season premiere on Jan. 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. The queens will be competing for a cash prize of $200,000 — the largest winnings ever for the mothership franchise, which will also reach its 200th episode this season. And for the first time in “Drag Race” herstory, the competition will include twins, although they will vie for the crown separately.
The aftershow “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” will follow each episode of the competition.
On Tuesday, Season 14 winner Willow Pill introduced the Season 15 cast in a “Meet the Queens” special on YouTube. They include…
Amethyst: From Connecticut, Amethyst calls herself “a mix of pop princess and meme queen,” according to the official release. Some of her most-viewed videos on TikTok include lip-syncs to the Kardashina banana moment, and Toni Collette’s epic dinner table meltdown in “Hereditary.”
Malaysia Babydoll Foxx: Inexplicably, Malaysia is the first queen from Miami to appear on “Drag Race,” and works as a professional makeup artist.
Sasha Colby: The drag mother of Season 14 standout Kerri Colby, Sasha — born in Hawaii, based in L.A. — has been a working drag queen for 20 years, including her 2012 win in the Miss Continental pageant.
Sugar: Like Spice, Sugar is based in Los Angeles. This is how her press release bio concludes: “But how can you tell these twins apart? ‘It’s easy,’ says Sugar. ‘I’m the prettier one.'”